For as long as I can remember I have always been the type of person who creates ideas in my head and somehow attempt to fulfill those thoughts out in my real life, some call it dreams, some call it aspirations, I just see them as wishes fulfilled. After the birth of my second child, I found myself on a mission to feel like myself again. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom, but I am sure as most moms can relate after you have children you lose a little of your own identity because you get so wrapped up in being a wife, mother, employee or whatever. For me, that's exactly how I felt. I never understood why some people lose their wants and desires after they "settle down", somehow there has to be a way to seek out your wants while still balancing your life in the process. There has to be a middle ground between "work you", "wife you", and "mother you". And for me I am on that journey now.
I am not ashamed to admit that after both my children I gained a little weight. Okay for honesty sake here, I gained allot of weight. Over the last few years since college I have managed to pack on a alarming 150 lbs. Nope that's not a typo, that is a cold harsh truth. Last year I managed to lose over 80 lbs of that with what I call a small miracle product called Plexus Slim, I regained some of my health back but stayed with the extra 70 lbs. So it got me to thinking ... I need motivation, I need to do SOMETHING to get back the figure I once knew, yes this is about being healthy but for me (and some of you won't agree) I want to feel like ME again. Not the idea of what everyone thinks I should be, what I WANT. But I know how I am, I will diet and give up, I am really ADHD when it comes to diets and I am southern so passing up on some good food is too hard, but if I had a goal or something I know it will keep me on track. That is why I have decided to set my eye on the MRS. LOUISIANA AMERICA title! Yes you read that right, I want to be the next Mrs. Louisiana and I know with ALLOT of work, sweat and well lets be real here, TEARS, I can do it!
So last month I signed up for a gym membership and joined weight watchers..I also started Plexus Slim again to keep me on track. One month later I am 15 lbs lighter and 15 lbs to my goal! Now here is the tricky part, I need to win a prelim pageant before the state competition and I think I found one for me and its in July. So its time to get in gear, work harder than I have ever worked before and capture the crown. I want to show other moms out there that you can still be beautiful after having children, you can still "get your sexy back" and feel great covered in what questionably could be Cheetos and throw away the "mom jeans" .. 2012 is the year of the SEXY MOM/SEXY WOMAN! Whatever your sexy is I am challenging my readers to go out and get it! Doesn't matter if your a mom, single gal, divorcee, WHATEVER, I am on a mission to show that you can be any age and in any situation and feel BEAUTIFUL! So who's with me?!
Every week I will have post on my progress and I want to hear about how your getting your sexy back to! Leave comments, encourage each other, we are in this together! WE CAN DO IT! No matter if I capture the crown or not, I know I can at least try, so sit back and relax and enjoy this journey with me!
Who's with me?